1996 Collings OM-3H

1996 Collings OM-3H

Ah, Bill Collings, we miss him dearly. He was a true personal friend and unquestionably the most genius of the modern-day guitar manufacturers, agreed on by all. Just about the best of his contributions to the world of guitar players was his take on the classic Martin Orchestra Model design of the 1930s. He didn’t change much, but his little tweaks here and there, and especially his production methods, spoke volumes. The dimensions and specs are fairly standard today: 25.4” scale, 1-3/4” nut width, scalloped bracing on a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides, but how he got it done gave it clarity, projection and dynamics found nowhere else. This is a two-owner guitar. I’m pretty sure I sold it new back in 1996, and I sold it as a barely used instrument around 2005; it is back to me now from that buyer, who took beautiful care of it. Along the way it acquired an LR Baggs pickup with controls onboard, an armrest, and a strap button and that’s it. There was one top crack that we recently took care of here; at the same time we got it all set up to play perfectly, as every truly great Collings does. This is a heart-stealer Collings, solid as the day is long and twice as beguiling, offered now at the bargain price of only $2995 w/hsc

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$2995.00
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